This game offers the chance to bet on hockey superstar Alexander Ovechkin of the Caps! Hockey betting on Toronto is usually a bad value but not this season as the Maple Leafs have offered surprisingly good value to those who like hockey betting.
Toronto has lost some hockey betting appeal with the public over the past few seasons as fans became sick of being burned on Toronto time and again. As less handicappers that bet on hockey turn to Toronto, especially now that they are a sub .500 team, their overall hockey betting value has been enhanced.
It remains to be seen by everyone that loves to bet on hockey if Toronto can maintain their board value as they are one of the most “public” teams in all of hockey betting. Toronto had an overall hockey betting record of 12-13-2-4 straight up and a solid 17-13 against the hockey lines.
From December 8 through December 16 the Maple Leafs went on a mini hockey betting run with 3 consecutive payoffs. Matthew Stajan was Toronto’s leading scorer with 24 points. The Leafs biggest hockey betting flaw was defense as they ranked 27th overall in the league.
The Washington Capitals are becoming one of the most popular teams in all of hockey betting. The Caps had a record of 20-10-1-2 straight up and a profitable 19-14 against the hockey lines. Washington was in first place in the Southeast Division and the aforementioned Ovechkin had a whopping 43 points to lead the team.
With Ovechkin, the Capitals hockey betting strength is offense and they ranked 7th overall in the league in scoring. Washington was also a solid “over” ream. The Capitals had an over/under hockey betting mark of 19-13-1 over the total including a home mark of 9-5-1 over the total.
Washington was on quite a hot streak from December 4 through December 18 as they got the cash in 7 out of 8 games, with 5 consecutive payoffs at the tail end of that run.
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